Elisabeth Paulson

Operations Research Center

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Working Papers


  • Optimal Interventions for Increasing Healthy Food Consumption Among Low-Income Populations.
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2018
    • Health Systems Innovation Seminar Series, MIT Sloan School of Management, 2019
  • Impact of Access and Value on Fresh Food Consumption: Policy Implications.
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2017
    • MSOM, 2018
  • Choosing What to Protect, and How: Resource Allocation Among Countermeasures With Multiple Attributes.
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2014

About Me

I am a third year PhD candidate in MIT's Operations Research Center. I am co-advised by Retsef Levi and Georgia Perakis, and supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. I received a B.S. in Math, B.S. in Statistics, and M.A. in Math from the Pennsylvania State University, where I was advised by Christopher Griffin.

Before coming to MIT, I spent a year working at Booz Allen Hamilton as a data scientist. I have also worked briefly at Bates White and in the Risk and Decision Science Team of the Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

Research Interests

Generally, I am interested in supply chain coordination problems applied to the public and non-profit sectors. My current research is on supply chain intervention strategies, specifically on how to create better access to, and consumption of, fresh local food.

CV (Updated May 2018).


epaulson at mit.edu